Deliberating Dilemmas

Perhaps the weekend trip to Paris left me in a more philosophical mood, but I’ll be spending this weekend at an Experimental Deliberative Forum in Harrogate. Led by the Universities of Durham and Coimbra, the DEEPEN project “seeks to implement forms of collaborative design of new spaces of ethical deliberation where citizens, stakeholders, experts and decision?makers can meet, debate and …

Ethical Dilemmas – Nanotech or a Smoke?

The hyperactive boffins at the Project for Emerging nanotechnologies have a new report out written by Ronald Sandler looking at the Social and Ethical issues, which always caused me a problem. Half of me instinctively goes “oh no, not another report looking at the ethical issues of stuff that hasn’t been invented or has little to do with nanotechnology (i.e. …